Well, I turned 40 this month. I'm not depressed about it. I find myself mystified, actually. I don't feel any different, other than a few more aches and pains, and feeling sleepy more often. But that's most likely because I don't take care of myself as well as I should, rather than just a function of age.
I just don't feel 40. I still think of myself as that kid who likes roleplaying, from all those decades ago. I know, I know, 40 is the new 30, 40 is the best decade of your life, etc. I've heard all the conventional wisdom. I'm definitely feeling more in control of my destiny than ever before, so there's that.
What hasn't changed, and most likely never will, is my love for gaming. Even thought I'm not really roleplaying actively these days, I still have the feelings I had during my last long gaming dry spell: that it's a part of my essential being, a legacy of my youth beyond sheer nostalgia.
I may not be keeping my finger constantly on the pulse of the roleplaying world at the moment, but I do keep my eyes open. For instance, there's that temptingly awesome-looking Kickstarter for the 4th printing of Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG!
And hey, Halloween's tomorrow, on a Saturday in a five-week October! It's been a great month! Of course, like any mature adult, I elected to celebrate my birthday at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (pics forthcoming)! So, my 40's were ushered in with style and a feeling of good things to come! I don't intend on letting too much of this next decade pass before I roleplay again!
Hope you're having a great Halloween where ever you may be!